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Entertainment Lewis Hamilton targeted by racist abuse after Max Verstappen crash at British Grand Prix

09:35  22 july  2021
09:35  22 july  2021 Source:   express.co.uk

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Formula One ace and reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton has received racist abuse online after winning the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on Sunday, where he crashed with rival Max Verstappen on the first lap. An easy target for trolls, Hamilton has frequently spoken out against the lack of diversity in his "white-dominated" sport, and received the first ever Laureus Athlete Advocate of the Year award earlier in 2021 for his involvement in the battle against racism . Elsewhere, though, he has received criticism from Red Bull chief Christian Horner, who answered "of course" when asked if

Lewis Hamilton was the target of online racist abuse after winning his eighth British Grand Prix on Sunday.

Lewis Hamilton has been subjected to racist abuse on social media after winning the British Grand Prix in controversial circumstances. The incident follows a growing line of disgusting responses to sporting events in recent weeks, including the targeting of Bukayo Saka, Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho after missing penalties for England in the Euro 2020 final.

The seven-time world champion received comments showing gorilla and monkey emojis on a recent Instagram post in the wake of his victory.

Hamilton has been especially vocal in raising awareness against systemic racism over the past year.

Lewis Hamilton aims angry outburst at Max Verstappen after British Grand Prix crash

  Lewis Hamilton aims angry outburst at Max Verstappen after British Grand Prix crash Lewis Hamilton won a dramatic British Grand Prix which saw Max Verstappen suffer a heavy crash on the opening lap.They came close to touching on a few occasions, but they eventually made contact coming into Copse as Hamilton attempted to dive up the inside.

Lewis Hamilton has been the target of racist abuse on social media after his victory at Sunday's British Grand Prix . Hamilton received a 10-second penalty after a collision with title rival Max Verstappen during the first lap of the race, which led to the Dutchman crashing out. Mercedes, F1 and governing body the FIA condemned the abuse "in the strongest possible terms". "These people have no place in our sport," read a joint statement. "We urge that those responsible should be held accountable for their actions. "Formula One, the FIA, the drivers and the teams are working to build a more diverse

Lewis Hamilton became the target of racial abuse online hours after winning the Formula One British Grand Prix for the eighth time on Sunday. The British racing driver secured his 99th race victory at the grand prix at Silverstone with a dramatic finish after being given a 10-second penalty for a But Verstappen , 23, walked away unscathed, emerging from his wrecked car and being checked by medical staff at the track before being taken to a hospital. Hamilton – who has been an outspoken voice in the fight against racism and has called for actions for a more inclusive society – was sent

The FIA and Mercedes released a joint statement condemning the abuse.

"During, and after, yesterday's British Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton was subjected to multiple instances of racist abuse on social media following an in-race collision," it read.

"Formula 1, The FIA and Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team condemn this behaviour in the strongest possible terms.

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"These people have no place in our sport and we urge that those responsible should be held accountable for their actions. Formula 1, the FIA, the drivers and the teams are working to build a more diverse and inclusive sport, and such unacceptable instances of online abuse must be highlighted and eliminated."

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LEWIS HAMILTON was the victim of vile racist abuse on social media after his controversial victory at the British Grand Prix on Sunday.The 36-year-old. He sent rival Max Verstappen crashing out of the race on the first lap after a collisionCredit: Sky Sports. Medics sent the Dutchman, 23, to hospital as a precaution after he had gingerly exited the mangled car. Red Bull boss Christian Horner angrily castigated the Mercedes driver, who recovered from the setback to win the race after a late overtake of Charles Leclerc.

The penalty Lewis Hamilton received for his collision with Max Verstappen in the British Grand Prix was "harsh", according to his Mercedes team. But Allison said the FIA's own guidelines for race stewards gave Hamilton the right to make the attempt and not give way to Verstappen . In a video released by Mercedes reviewing the British Grand Prix weekend, he added: "If you are overtaking on the inside of the corner, then the guidance requires that you are substantially alongside as you arrive at the corner.

After a scintillating opening sequence in which Hamilton and Verstappen went toe-to-toe, the pair collided on the first lap going into Copse corner.


Video: Hamilton takes stunning win after crash with Max Verstappen (Daily Express)

The contact sent Verstappen careering into the tyre wall at high speed, ending his Grand Prix and putting him in hospital, although he walked away from the scene.

The Dutchman later stated that he had escaped serious injury, but his 33-point lead at the start of the weekend was reduced to just eight.

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Race stewards judged that the crash was predominantly Hamilton's fault, handing the Brit a 10-second time penalty which he served in the pits.

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Motor racing star Lewis Hamilton has been targeted by racist abuse online after winning the British Grand Prix over the weekend. The seven-times world champion celebrated a record eighth British Grand Prix victory on Sunday at Silverstone after fighting back from a 10-second penalty for a Hamilton , 36, was targeted online hours after the victory, with racist messages including monkey emojis sent as replies to a post by his Mercedes team on Instagram. The abuse came amid widespread calls for social media firms to take firmer action on policing abuse on their platforms following a spate

Bernie Ecclestone believes Lewis Hamilton was to blame for the 180mph crash that sent Max Verstappen off to hospital during Sunday's British Grand Prix . The world championship contenders clashed on the opening lap at the super-fast Copse corner at Silverstone, winding the Dutchman, who then spent six hours at hospital in Coventry before being released after precautionary tests. Hamilton went on to win the race in controversial circumstances to cut his disadvantage in the world championship table to eight points.

After dropping down to fifth place, he picked up the pace to stage a remarkable comeback.

In dramatic fashion, Hamilton passed race leader Charles Leclerc with the same manoeuvre at Copse which ended Verstappen's afternoon.

The crowd roared at the gutsy move in the closing laps of the race which saw him power to a record eighth British Grand Prix victory.

With his world title hopes dented, Verstappen took to Twitter soon after the race to claim that Hamilton had ended his race with a 'dangerous move'.

He also claimed that his rival's post-race celebrations were 'disrespectful and unsportsmanlike' as he sat in hospital.

The rest of the Red Bull team stood with their driver, with boss Christian Horner particularly animated both during and after the race.

After seeing their lead in the Constructors' Championship fall significantly, Horner claimed that Hamilton had earned a 'hollow victory' at Silverstone and should have been penalised further.

Red Bull advisor Helmut Marko claimed that he should be suspended for one race because of the incident.

The social media reaction was split as to whether it could be seen as a natural racing incident or whether Hamilton pushed his luck in going for such a risky move on the opening lap.

Debate is of course welcomed, but the abuse directed towards the Mercedes man will bring yet more negative attention to the fan-led racism which has occurred in recent weeks.

Max Verstappen crash verdict given by Daniel Ricciardo as Lewis Hamilton rivalry heats up .
Daniel Ricciardo, who was previously a teammate of Max Verstappen at Red Bull, has offered his opinion on who was at fault for the crash which has dominated the Formula 1 worldRicciardo attributed the majority of the fault for the crash to Hamilton, arguing that the Englishman had gone into the corner driving too fast. The Australian said Hamilton was "too hot for the given level of grip.

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